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Education Resources Center: How to cite

APA Citation Style

Online information about the APA citation style

Great APA Websites

APA style


How to Cite Sources        

The Education Department uses APA style citations. Some examples:

Article from a print source

Draper, R. J., & Hall, K. M. (2006, Summer). The Possibility of Democratic Educational Research

to Nuture Democratic Educators. Action in Teacher Education, 82(2), 66-72.

Article from one of the Library databases

Baniya, S., & Weech, S. (2019). Data and experience design: Negotiating community-oriented digital research

with service-learning. Purdue Journal of Service-Learning and International Engagement, 6(1), 11–16. [Please note:  A doi is NOT a database URL]

Web Site 

Lilly, J., Peacock, A., Shoveller, S., & Struthers, D. (Sept. 2014). Beyond levels: 

Alternative assessment approaches developed by teaching schools. Research Report.


Selection from a Book

Kuhn, D. (2005). What are Inquiry Skills? In Education for Thinking (pp. 40-42). 

Cambridge, MA: Havard University Press.

The following websites provide a simple way to create a citation. Fill
in the information about the item, then copy and paste the citation
into your bibliography or footnote.

Citation Machine
APA (6th), MLA, Chicago, Turabian


APA (7th), MLA, Chicago, AMA

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